The Open

How to qualify for the open.

How to qualifying for the Open Background to qualifying This is the story on how to qualify for the Open golf championships. Qualifying started in 1907 and is designed to reduce the entrance down to the field size for that year’s championships.  From 1926 was the first year when cut and qualifying was introduced, which…

The Open

Royal St Georges

The Course The golf club was founded in 1887 as a wild duneland course by Laidlaw Purves on the edge of Pegwell Bay in Sandwich. It started a s a wild course and has been altered a lot since those days but still possesses the deepest bunker in championship golf, cut into a sand dune…

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Past winners at Royal St Georges

Past winners at Royal St Georges The open golf championships are held throughout the United Kingdom and unlike other locations in the world are on links courses.  Royal St Georges is one of those, set on the south coast of England in Kent it can be a windy inhospitable place to play golf, on the…

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The silver medal

The Silver medal … and how its won The Silver medal is awarded to the leading amateur, who makes the cut and complete’s 72 holes.  It was first awarded in 1949, In the 71 championships since it’s been won 51 times by 45 players. These include Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy who are the only…

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The golfers

The golfers at this years Open Golf Championships This year will again see the best golfers in the world appear and the 149th Open Golf Championships at Royal St Georges.  Will last years winner Shane Lowery who won the 148th Open at Royal Port Rush with a score of 269, win again?  If he does…